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5 “smart” ways your PHA can save money

Posted on July 19, 2017

By 2020, more than 50-billion things or devices will be connected to the internet! Property owners face many questions like.. Are your properties connected? Can your units meet the demands and desires of connectivity? How can “the internet of things” save you money? It takes an investment upfront, of course, but there are several…

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Posted in Public Housing

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HUD reports June 2017 new residential sales

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Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,254,000. This is 7.4 percent (±1.1 percent) above the revised May rate of 1,168,000 and is 5.1 percent (±1.4 percent) above the June 2016 rate of 1,193,000. Single-family authorizations in June were at a…

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Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A Has Been Delayed to 2018

Posted on July 12, 2017

FROM HUD Please note the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A has been delayed to 2018.  It was previously scheduled for completion on October 31, 2017, but will now be available according to this new timeline: Feb. 1, 2018           Transition begins May 31, 2018          Transition ends June 1, 2018           TRACS Release 2.0.2.D…

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Healthy Homes winners announced

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the winners of the 2017 Healthy Homes Awards. HUD is doing this in conjunction with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). The awards are to recognize “excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes.” This year’s winners include: Denver Housing Authority’s South Lincoln Neighborhood…

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Posted in Housing, Public Housing

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Seckel Capital, LLC suspended by HUD

Posted on July 11, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a recent decision by its HUD Mortgagee Review Board (MRB). The MRB has suspended Seckel Capital, LLC. Seckel Capital is a Pennsylvania-based mortgage lender. Seckel Capital cannot originate or underwrite new mortgages. HUD’s Departmental Enforcement Center also took action against the owner John Seckel. As a result…

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Posted in Compliance, Quality control